My Star Wars Weekend Update

Hello and happy weekend everyone!

I hope you all had a fun Star Wars Day this past Tuesday, May the Fourth. I didn’t do anything Star Warsy in particular, except to watch the first episode of The Bad Batch, which I just loved. You can check out my review of the episode here. I just finished watching the second episode tonight, and I’ll be posting a review of that one probably on Monday. I’m really enjoying this new Star Wars content, as I suspected I would.

Omega

I also checked out the two Star Wars specials on Disney+ that dropped on the Fourth: Biomes, and Vehicle Flythroughs. Biomes is about 20 minutes long, and takes you on a tour of several Star Wars worlds, like Hoth, Tatooine, Crait, and Mustafar. It’s really cool, and I can picture just having it on in the background while working on some Star Wars project. Vehicle Flythroughs are two five-minute shorts that take you on a tour of the Millenium Falcon and a First Order Star Destroyer. Again, really neat and fun to get a close up look at these ships. Check them out if you have a few minutes.

I also (finally) finished Season One of Resistance. It got much more interesting during the last few episodes, and I’m hoping the second season will continue this. I don’t think I’ll do a review of each season; probably just a quick overview of both seasons when I’m done.

From the Star Wars Resistance animated series
Commander Pyre of the First Order

I’m planning on recording my first podcast this coming week, probably Tuesday when my daughter will be doing school (she’s still doing school remotely even though we had the choice to send her back to school–but we weren’t comfortable with that yet. Though on the bright side, both my husband and I have gotten our first Covid-19 shots, and will be getting our second ones in a couple of weeks). My husband will be working all day on Tuesday as well, so I’ll have a nice chunk of quiet time to figure the whole podcast thing out. It seems pretty intuitive and easy for a newbie to do; I think the hardest part will be accepting how my voice sounds on the recording, lol. I don’t think I have a terrible voice, I just think we all believe our voices sound weird on recordings, like the answering machine and voicemail, etc. But I’ll get over it, lol.

So I decided some time ago that for my fiftieth birthday this year (in June), my birthday present to myself will be a Star Wars tattoo. I’ve never gotten a tattoo before; it’s kind of a thing for the younger ones, I guess, but I never even gave it a thought until now. I wanted to do something wild and crazy, lol (for me, anyway). I want the big 5-0 to be something fun and to be celebrated, and not something to be dreaded.

You’d think my first tattoo would be my child’s name and date of birth, or my husband’s name and our wedding date, something like that. Nope. I decided to commit to my inner nerd and get the Jedi Order symbol, probably on my right shoulder.

This would be a cool tattoo, yes?

I just love this symbol. Not only do I think it’s beautiful, but it’s the symbol of the Jedi Order, and I’m a Jedi girl all the way, lol. If I manage to get through the process without fainting, I might even add the Rebellion firebird symbol on my left shoulder. But we’ll see, lol. Of course I’ll post pictures when it happens.

Finally, for my non-Star Wars indulgence this week, I watched the movie Tolkien.

(Hyper venolates) EEEEEEEEEK!!! Omgomgomgomgomg! Yay!! I'm sososos watching this!!

My viewing of The Fellowship of the Ring last week in the theater reminded me that I had wanted to see this movie when it came out, but I had never gotten around to it. So I watched it last night, and it was wonderful. I don’t know how accurate it was, and I think I saw somewhere that the Tolkien family didn’t like it or approve of it (not sure why) but I thought it was great. An amazing man, an amazing life, and an amazing story. Tolkien influenced so many creators that followed him, including George Lucas, and for that I’m grateful, not only for Middle Earth but for a galaxy far, far away as well.

13 thoughts on “My Star Wars Weekend Update

  1. As someone who used to work in a call centre and had to listen back to my calls all too often, I know exactly what you mean abut hearing your own voice back. Just remember that you’re always going to be a hundred times more critical of how you sound than others will be be

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  2. I’m trying to figure out the voice thing myself (and if I really want to do it) I just keep telling myself my voice still sounds slightly better than the automated one they have going ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck with it!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I tried the automated one just for ha ha’s and it’s not bad, but still odd. Grammar and pronunciation mistakes. You should go for it, and we can compare notes, lol.

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  3. Hearing your own voice can be a bit jarring. It is because the ears, nose and throat are interconnected by the Eustacian Tube (<I think I spelt that right) and so when you speak you experience the resonance inside your own head whereas everybody else hears your voice just from your mouth. When you hear your own voice recorded you don't have that added resonance you hear when you speak so you sound slightly higher pitched than you think you sound.
    Believe me it gets better after time…I used to be a semi-pro musician and had to listen to my own singing many times…let's just say my keyboard playing was better (I've been told I had "a face for radio and a voice suitable for TV" ๐Ÿ˜)

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      1. Hi there, well I went to college and studied “Performing Arts and Music Technology” as I had originally planned a career as musician/recording engineer. However that developed and I became a touring musician with a cabaret act and part time music teacher. But I still have theatrical experience with lighting and sound (in which I got to play with some really big lightsabers…500 Watt Spotlights.) Now and then to keep up my level I break out my keyboards and play a few tunes by Queen, Meatloaf…J.S.Bach and Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes!

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  4. You do get used to the voice thing eventually. I think everyone is nervous about it at first but you’ll do just fine ๐Ÿ™‚ With regards to the tattoo, wow! I have often thought of it myself as I do not have any tattoos either but I could never decide on what I wanted lol so I guess that’s another thing I can add to bucket list lol. And the Tolkien movie yeah I am pretty sure Tolkien’s son (I think) or grandson not sure but I read one of his family members was against that movie being made. I dunno how they got around it but they did. You’ve had a very busy weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ I had a terrible one, I got sick off something I ate which is why I am not at work today and my stomach is still doing somersaults and I generally feel terrible lol I think I will be back to bed very soon ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice update!

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      1. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ I have started eating again but my stomach is still feeling queasy. I am supposed to be going into work tomorrow but if I still feel like this I won’t be going anywhere but back to bed lol

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